Bill Haas made the long walk across a makeshift bridge and under the grandstands to the 18th green for the trophy presentation, high-fiving kids along the railing and raising his cap to thousands of fans who cheered as they saw him coming.
Tiger Woods can’t say whether his left elbow will be fully healed in time for the British Open, only that it will be “good enough.” Of course, he’ll be missing his own tournament at Congressional due to a left elbow strain.
With Tiger Woods and Justin Rose not playing, and a decent chance of thunderstorms, don’t be surprised if attendance at the AT&T National is as underwhelming as the field.
Already missing Tiger Woods, the AT&T National will now have to do without U.S. Open champion Justin Rose.
Here’s what you may have missed, or if you didn’t, what’s worth re-reading this week (June 17-21).
Tiger Woods announced Wednesday he’d be missing his AT&T National this year – being held at Congressional Country Club from Thursday June 27 to Sunday June 30 – for a strained elbow he re-aggravated last week at the U.S. Open.
Justin Rose walked the 18th fairway and thought of Ben Hogan, and a chance to emulate one of the most famous shots in golf.
Tiger Woods spoke for some 20 minutes about the state of his game, belly putters, the U.S. Open and the AT&T National. As he was wrapping up, he needed just one word to cover the topic of Sergio Garcia.
One bad tee shot made Tiger Woods appear vulnerable. One clutch par putt and a critical birdie made him look invincible.
Adam Scott became the first Australian to win the Masters, beating Angel Cabrera on the second hole of a stirring playoff played in a steady rain and dwindling light